“The path to self-discovery, self-love, and healing is always long and never easy. In this compelling memoir Alicia Anabel Santos gives us a front row seat into her life. She stands before us naked, vulnerable, and honest revealing to the reader her innermost secrets that include being abused at the hand of her father, being raped, and almost losing everything even her home. This is a no holds barred account of what it is to endure the most painful events anyone can experience and still come out on top. Once I started reading I could not put it down although at times it was difficult to digest some of the things that I read. No one person should ever have to endure all the pain and hurt that this woman has experienced.
In this 383-page letter to her daughter, Alicia confesses all of her secrets and releases all of her demons. She takes responsibility for her choices and eventually learns to forgive all those who have hurt her. By doing so she is also forgiving herself. This is a story of love on every level but most of all it is a story about learning to love yourself. Alicia shows us that once you learn to forgive, to let go, and love there is nothing in this world that can ever hold you back from Finding YOUR Force. This book is full of life lessons, prayers, and affirmations. It is a MUST have for anyone who truly appreciates the written word.”
Author of Welcome to Heartbreak
“Finding Your Force is Alicia Anabel Santos' brutally honest love letter to her daughter. She depicts the lowest points of her life without making apologies for her mistakes and finds love for herself, her scars and her journey to finding inner strength. Santos frames her memoir with affirmations, prayers, letters, song lyrics and poetry, all relevant to the pain and healing she experienced. Fearlessly, she admits who she was and is today to her daughter and to the world. From physical abuse, rape, alcoholism, and loss surges a woman full of determination, light, will and rebirth. The emotional charge set in this memoir takes the reader from darkness to light and celebrates all of Santos' strides to being a true force. To conclude her book she writes to her daughter," My FORCE is bigger than my problems and there is nothing my God can't handle. These words, my writing...this is my gift to you." She has given all of her readers a gift. Thank you for this brave gift.”
Peggy Robles- Alvarado
Author of Conversations With My Skin
I am taking a break from blogging… I will post inspiration every now and again… but there is much work I must do and I must take care of me. I am finishing up my work on the documentary: Afrolatinos: The Untaught Story as well as traveling on the college circuit giving workshops on the subject... in addition to booking readings throughout the United States. I can't do it alone! I can't do it all at the same time. Sometimes it's just time... to PLAN, to FOCUS, to ARRIVE, to DISCONNECT, to RECHARGE... but I am not leaving you... I am leaving YOU with a little bit of me...
I’ve decided to leave you with a gift. For a limited time only I am offering the ebook version of Finding Your Force A Journey to Love for FREE. Please share it with as many people as possible...
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My hope is that you start a group discussing some of the themes I bring up in this book.
My hope is that my idea for a 20 City Tour – transforms into something greater. I have decided that I will continue to plan my tour but in order to do this I need you to share it with everyone you know to really help promote it. Because I am funding my tour I must ensure that I make the cost of travel and be able to sell books. So I am having my version of a book party. In each city, I will hold private book readings, signings and discussions for 20+ guests. Please email me for details: email@example.com
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I hope you enjoy Finding Your Force. Please email me your thoughts: Findingyourforce@gmail.com
I will see you all soon.
Peace, light and LOVE~